Halloween Ghost By James Wilkinson. Arcadian 2, no. 10 (Sep. 17, 1980): 103-104.
This program is for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade, a video game/computer system released by Bally in 1978.
From the ARCADIAN newsletter:
HALLOWEEN GHOST is a self-running program that is topical. The author sets up a TV at a window near his front door, and the program, a "talking" skull, makes snide remarks about the people going by. It re-cycles, and uses random statements on the screen, shifting colors as well.
When the program is run it says: "HORRIBLE HARRY THE INSULTING TV GHOST MYSTERIOUSLY APPEARS HERE EVERY HALLOWEEN" The nine insults that "Harry" will throw at those passing by are:
1) WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? 2) YOU LOOK TERRIBLE!!! 3) THAT CAN'T BE -YOUR FACE 4) YIPES!!-YOU SURE ARE UGLY 5) YOUR WORMS ARE SHOWING 6) WHO DUG YOU UP? 7) HOW COME YOU HAVE 3 EYES? 8) YOU LOOK LIKE THE -DEVIL- 9) I'D HATE to BE YOUR MUMMY
This video was created from the modified version of the program that has NT=-1 in the BASIC listing to allow sound to work properly under "AstroBASIC." This fix was made by Lance Squire on May 6, 2006.
Unlike most of my other videos, this program, to get it out in a timely fashion, doesn't have any background or an overview. It doesn't even have opening and closing credits. Maybe I'll make an overview of this program later.